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Helping Young Christians

When handing out Bibles and working with newly saved Christians, we need to show them how to read the Bible so that they can grow spiritually.  Here's a short tract you can print out, that explains this very easily.

*How to read the Bible
*Hoe om die Bybel te lees

Here is a different and shorter tract to hand out.

*How to start reading your Bible / Download PDF

*Hoe om jou Bybel te begin lees / Download PDF

*How to start reading your Bible (XHOSA) PDF

Quiet Time Form

Use this as a guideline to teach young Christians how to go about their quiet time to get the most out of it. Use this at youth camps, youth days, church youth, or simply hand them out. 

Quiet Time Form (pdf)
Stiltetyd Vorm (pdf)


Basic Bible Studies
On Salvation

Use these short studies as
an 8 week course for young
christians. It will help them
understand what happened
to them (salvation), and how
to grow thereafter.

English:

1. What happened to me?
2. A walk with God
3. Learn more about God
4. In conversation with God
5. Share with God
6. Witnessing for God
7. Filled with the Spirit of God
8. To be one in Christ

Memo for study 1 to 8

Afrikaans:
1. Wat het met my gebeur?
2. 'n Wandeling met God
3. Om van God te leer
4. In gesprek met God
5. Om met God te deel
6. Om vir God te getuig
7. Gevul met God se Gees
8. Om een te wees in Christus

Antwoordblad vir
Studie 1 tot 8



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Psychology and the Church (DVD)

We consider the influence of psychological counseling upon the church.  Featuring perspectives and insights of both Christian and secular experts including Martin and Deidre Bobgan, Tana Dineen, and Dave Hunt, this powerful presentation exposes the roots—and results—of Christianity’s embrace of the beliefs of Freud, Jung, Rogers, Maslow, and others.

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Beyond Seduction (DVD)

We must be certain that what we believe is firmly based upon the clear teaching of God's Word alone. The only real remedy for deception and apostasy is a return to a true biblical foundation for Christian living. Now, in Beyond Seduction, Dave Hunt thoroughly explores the biblical and historical view of Christian teachings within the church.

* Disc 1 (1:57) New Age Movement and Seduction and Deception
* Disc 2 (1:56) Visualization and Psychology and Inner Healing
* Disc 3 (1:55) Selfism and Matthew 16 and the Cross
* Disc 4 (1:49) Kingdom/Dominion Theology and Selected Questions and Answers


Purchase these DVD's from The Berean Call website.

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The EvangeCube is made for everyone! Parents, Kids, Pastors, Youth Leaders, Sunday School Teachers, Missionaries, Lay Leaders and more can share this creative, easy-to-use puzzle to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to life.

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The Bible League

Get a Bible with a basic Bible study booklet at very low prices.  The Bible study booklet is a precious tool for personal and small-group Bible studies.

Hand out Bibles and spread the Good News!!

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Evangelical Mission Press

You can collect many different tracts in many languages from the Evangelical Mission Press.

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Bellville, Western Cape

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Witnesses of Jehovah (DVD)

WITNESSES OF JEHOVAH goes behind the scenes to reveal how the Watchtower Society holds tyrannical control over the lives of its 3,400,000 members. The Watchtower is "big business." In the United States alone, over 1,200,000 Jehovah's Witnesses spend more than 184 million man-hours each year peddling a counterfeit gospel door-to-door.
WITNESSES OF JEHOVAH traces the history of the organization from  its first days, penetrating the schemes, the scams and the false prophecies used by this pseudo-Christian cult to extend its manipulative empire across the world.


Get the DVD from The Berean Call website

The Bible vs the Book of Mormon (DVD)

The book of Mormon claims to be "a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible." Both the Bible and the Book of Mormon declare themselves to be ancient, historical, and reliable rules of  faith--the very Word of God.
It's an important question. It's an eternal question. This presentation puts the Bible and the Book of Mormon to the same tests. History, archaeology, textual criticism, and other disciplines combine to shed light on what is true...and what is false.
This presentation leaves no question as to the truth and accuracy of the Word of God and the falseness and inaccuracies found in the book of Mormon.


Get the DVD from The Berean Call website

Tracts to download

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Ready to print tracts (PDF):
Salvation (Afrikaans and English)
Salvation (Zulu and English)
Assurance of Salvation
Sekerheid van Gered wees
Are You Born Again?
God's Stop Signs
He Can
Mysteries of God's Creation
The Most Important Message
Volkome Heiligmaking

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Witnessing

There are two ways to witness. The first is the most direct and is similar to what a street evangelist would do. This is not normally the approach you take with coworkers, fellow students, next door neighbors, or family members. If you have the time, the most effective method of reaching someone for Christ is to:
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Die Bybelboek Bybelstudiemetode

Daar is verskillende metodes wat vir Bybelstudie gebruik kan word.  Die metode wat aanbeveel word is ‘n metode wat al deur baie mense met groot vrug gebruik is.  Ons noem dit die Bybelboek – Bybelstudiemetode. Volgens hierdie metode word die hele Bybel, Bybelboek vir Bybelboek, sinvol en sistematies bestudeer.
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SHOULD EVERY CHRISTIAN WIN SOULS?

Dr. Michael E. Todd

Many people today say, "Why should I win souls?" "Isn't the preacher
supposed to do that?" Yes! He is but so is every Christian. There are
six basic reasons why every Christian should win souls.

1. BECAUSE SATAN SEEKS TO DESTROY MEN.
2. BECAUSE HELL IS REAL.
3. BECAUSE GOD SAVED US.
4. BECAUSE THE TIME IS SHORT.
5. BECAUSE WE NEED TO BE IN FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD.
6. BECAUSE CHRIST WAS OUR EXAMPLE.

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Sacred Picklocks


Whenever you cannot understand a text,open your Bible, bend your knee, and prayover that text; and if it does not split intoatoms and open itself, try again.If prayer does not explain it, it is one of the things God did not intend for you to know, and you may becontent to be ignorant of it.Prayer is the key that opens the cabinets of mystery!Prayer and faith are sacred picklocks that can open secrets, and obtain great treasures! There is no collegefor holy education like that of the blessed Spirit, for He is an ever-present tutor, to whom we haveonly to bend the knee, and He is at our side, the great expositor of truth.

How To Have A Tract Ministry

A tract is a short, simple presentation of the gospel message, printed in convenient pocket size, designed for easy distribution and use. There is probably no easier, more convenient way to share the Good News of Jesus Christ than through the use of gospel tracts. Many people have been led to Christ in this way. Consider these features of such a ministry:

Joe Segree

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This soul can live eternally in
happiness and usefulness,
or it can get lost through
persistence in sin,
refusal of repentance,
and denial of faith.

-R. Wurmbrand

Tips for Tract Evangelism...

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* Always have at least one available in your purse, pocket, or wallet.  You never know when you'll need one!

* Always offer a tract. Never force it upon someone. Simply ask, "Do you have one of these?"

* If there is time to walk someone through the tract, then do so. If you feel led, point out to them the salvation prayer and page number. It may be beneficial to explain to them that the exact words of the prayer are not critical. Instead, they should pour out their heart to the Lord.

* Don’t forget kids. They are typically the easiest age group to reach. Consider having age appropriate tracts on hand for them.

* If you come across someone who is a believer, offer one or two tracts to them as tools they can share with others.

* Provide and encourage the use of tracts to your small groups and Sunday School classes to hand out during the week. A tract can easily be used to ‘walk’ someone through the Gospel when able. Then leave it with the person.

* Neighborhood get-togethers offer great opportunities for outreach. Hand out tracts at these events, or hand them out together with cookies or other gifts, especially around holidays.

The Use Of Tracts
RA Torrey

Comparatively few
Christians realize the
importance of tract work. I
had been a Christian a good
many years, and a minister
of the Gospel several years,
before it ever entered my
head that tracts were of much
value in Christian work. I had
somehow grown up with the
notion that tracts were all
rubbish, and therefore I did
not take the trouble to read
them, and far less did I take
the trouble to circulate them,
but I found out that I was
entirely wrong. Tract work
has some great advantages
over other forms of Christian
work.

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Individual Work

Henry Clay Trumbull pioneered in personal soul-winning and set an example for all Christians to follow. As he observed other professing Christians, he concluded that this common failure of believers to speak to others about Christ was a great sin.

Qualifications for Soul Winning
Dwight L. Moody

1. Shake off the vipers that are in the Church, formalism, pride,
and self-importance, etc.
2. It is the only happy life to live for the salvation of souls.
3. We must be willing to do little things for Christ.
4. Must be of good courage.
5. Must be cheerful.

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Hop-In

Make two rows of 10 or 12 cups in a row. One member of each team takes part every round. Each one gets ping-pong balls that they then have to hop into the cups as quick as possible, until each cup has a ping-pong ball inside. The team who finishes first wins.

Cola Relay

Have your teams pick one person from each team.  The chosen ones has to lay down a few meters away from the rest of the people in a straight line, flat on his/her back holding a empty cola bottle on his/her forehead.  Place a bucket of water in front of each team with one sponge in each bucket.  Have the team members run one by one filling up their sponge with water and running all the way to where the team member is laying down. Let each team member get a chance to run. They have to fill the bottle with water.  The first team to fill their bottle wins.

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Strawz

Divide the group into two or more teams depending on the number of people present and let each team stand in a row.  Each player is given a straw.  The lead person on each team is also given a piece of tissue or toilet paper.  By drawing in his breath the leader can hold the tissue on the end of his straw.  The next teammate puts his straw against the tissue and draws in his breath.  The lead person then releases his breath.  The idea is to pass the tissue to each team member.  If the paper falls on the floor, it must be picked up the same way, by drawing breath through the straw.

The team which finishes first wins.  If there are only a few people playing, then the tissue can be passed back to the starting person.

Variation:

Give each team a key ring in stead of the tissue to pass to each other. This requires them to work together and think smart.  Use the bended straws for this one.  If the key ring falls, they have to start over. The team which finishes first wins.

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Matchbox Relay

Give one member of each team a cardboard cover from a safety matchbox.  The object of the game is to start with the matchbox cover pinched over your nose, and passes it on to the nose of another member of your team – without using hands!  The matchbox cover fits over your nose if you hold your head back.

If there are only a few players on each team, the matchbox can go progressively from the first to the last person and then back again to the first nose.  If the box drops to the floor you may have two chances to pick it up with your nose.  If you can’t then you can pick it up with your hand and place it on your nose.

Snow fight

Two teams are separated by a row of chairs and given a stack of newspaper.  They are given one minute to wad the paper up.  When the signal is given, each team attempts to throw the most paper on the other team’s side by the time limit.  Each round (usually about four rounds per party) is separated by a thirty second break to find anyone who might be buried in the mountain of paper.  The team with the most paper on their side loses.  However, there is always such a mess that a tie is declared.

Hint: The only way to stop the throwing between rounds is to give each person who throws something a good penalty.

Forehead Race

Couples run between two points with an object between their foreheads.  (Use an orange or a water balloon.)

Linkedlinked

Players form two lines, standing opposite each other.  The leader of each line has ten stones of varying sizes on a chair beside him.  All players link arms.  At a signal the leader picks up one of the stones between his two index fingers and passes it down the line.  The other stones follow in as rapid succession as possible.  Everyone uses only the index fingers of both hands.  Arms are never unlinked.  If a stone falls, it must be retrieved with the help of the entire line, for linked arms will reach just so far and no farther.  The line wins which passes all the stones to the end first.

Running with…

Have the teams run between two points:

with an ice cube on a butter knife.

with a potato on a spoon.

with a coin pinched between their chin and shoulder.

with couples’ ankles tied together (3 legged race).

each person gets into a big garbage bag, and hops to the next point.

What am I touching?

Put different weird articles in a box, one team member at a time has to stick their hand in the box and guess what is in it.  The team that gets the most guesses right wins.

Bubble Gum Art

Give each participant a piece of bubble gum to chew, a toothpick and an index card. Allow them 10 minutes to chew the gum, place gum on index card and then design something on index card using only the toothpick as a tool (No Hands). The person with the best and most creative design is the winner. If you have quite a few players you can have several categories of winners, like “most ingenious”, “most creative” and of course the “What is that?” Award.

Marshmallows & Toothpicks

The leader builds a structure with toothpicks and marshmallows. Not too difficult. Count how many marshmallows and toothpicks you used, and hand that exact amount to each team.  Each team strategically have to decide who will be the builders, the messengers and who will be the viewers. Place the structure out of sight of the teams. At the word go, each team’s viewers will go and look at the structure and explain to the messengers what they saw.  The messengers then go and explain to the builders whom then have to copy the structure. They can run up and down as much as they want.  The team that gets the structure closest or exactly right wins.

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Air Raid

First begin by marking out a starting line and a finishing line approximately 50 feet apart. Find 5 or 6 obstacles that are large enough to be hidden behind, for example a table or a wheelbarrow. Place the obstacles approx. 10 feet apart in a zig-zag pattern between the start and finish.
Assign two people to be the "Bombers" and give them each a bucket full of water and about 10 small sponges. (It works good to cut those big sloppy car sponges into three and use those. It is also possible to use water balloons but I find that they create more garbage and hurt more which is sometimes a consideration). Place one of the "bombers' 10 feet past the finish line and one halfway between the lines. The object of the game is to get from the start to the finish without getting hit by a wet sponge by going from obstacle to obstacle. Obviously the job of the "bombers" is to try and hit the runners. The "halfway bomber" is only allowed to try and hit the runner until the runner has passed them and then they must cease fire. For every obstacle that the runner gets to they receive an assigned point value. Their total points equal their score. Everyone's wet, everyone's happy.

Commando Course Encore

This relay is run as a three-legged race. Divide the people into two teams of pairs. Tie couples' ankles together with rope.
Each pair, balancing a cushion on their heads, pass under the six -foot pole, which's held horizontally three feet above the ground. They pass the bicycle tire over their bodies from head to toes and knock over the bowling pins with their noses. One of the couple blows up a balloon and holds it on the chair, while his partner sits on it until it breaks. Couples hop back to the starting line to touch off the next pair.

Blind Balloon Volleyball

Teams of four or more people line up in volleyball formation. A blanket is placed over the net so that the teams cannot see one another.
The ref throws the ball into play. Each team may hit the balloon as many times as they desire, as long as the balloon doesn't hit the ground.
When they are ready, they send the balloon over to the other team. As soon as one side puts the balloon out of bounds or touches the ground with the balloon the other team scores a point.
Add more balloons as the game goes on, up to six.

Pop the balloons

Give each person 2 balloons with some string. They have to blow it up and tie the balloons to their ankles.  The two teams now have to pop each other’s balloons by stepping on them, and watching that their own balloons don’t get popped in the process. The team that pops all the other team’s balloons first wins.

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Variation:

Divide the group into pairs.  One of the two does not have balloons; his/her responsibility is to protect his partner’s balloons. Because of the tendency to seek an advantage by not inflating them completely, announce that all those balloons not fully inflated will be eliminated.

When the music starts, or the whistle blows all attempt to step on the balloons of others and at the same time defend their own.  When both of their balloons are destroyed, the couple is eliminated. The couple remaining on the floor the longest wins.

Lead the blind

The team picks someone to be the blind person, whom then gets blindfolded.  Lay out an obstacle course of any kind. The teams stand at the starting point and now have to guide their blind person from start to finish only by telling/shouting at them where to go. The team who gets their blind person to the finish line first wins.

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Give each team a blanket or a sheet, they have to work together as a team holding the ends of the sheet up, to be able to throw a water balloon over the net to the other team, whom then has to catch the water balloon with their sheet without it falling and breaking. They then throw it back etc. The team that breaks the most balloons loses.

Short Plays

Divide into groups, large or small.  Hand each group some old clothes, shoes, dresses, telephones, hats, cricket bats … and whatever else you could find. They have to create a short play using everything that was given them. Each group gets a chance to perform their play in front of everyone.

Bible Acting

A few people from each team has to act out Bible stories without using words.  Their team has to guess which story they are portraying.  Take turns and allow groups or individuals.  Give them ideas or let them draw titles from a hat.  The team that guesses the most right wins.

Guess the person

This game works best with smaller groups - around 8-12 people, so if you have a big group, it's best to split up and play multiple games.

Each person should write down the names of 10 people - either famous people or people everyone in the group knows.  Get people to cut their pieces of paper up so there's one name per piece of paper.  Go around and collect them in a basket or hat.  You should have quite a few names in the basket.

Split into 2 or 3 teams (each team having around three or four members).

Round One
Pick a team to start - one member of that team gets the basket of names, picks out a name, and has to try and describe that person to the other members of his team.  Once they guess correctly, pull out another name from the hat and so on.  The team has one minute to go through as many names as they can.  If they get stuck on a name, they can pass and move onto the next name.  Names that are guessed successfully put in a separate pile, those that are 'passed' put back in the basket. When the minute is up, add up the total number of names guessed, and add that to the team's score.  Move onto the next team who do the same as above.  This continues until all the names have been used up or 'guessed'.

Round Two
Similar to Round 1 but you can only use one word to describe the person to your group.  The group will be aware of all the names in the basket (from round 1) so it is easier than it sounds.  Score a point per name guessed as above.

Round Three
Same as previous rounds but this time, you have to 'act' out the person without speaking.

Add up the scores at the end to see who wins!

Equipment needed
Pens
Paper
Basket or hat

Balloon Contest

Each person receives an inflated balloon which he throws into the air, and tries to keep afloat as long as possible.  While keeping his own balloon in the air he tries to beat other balloons to the floor.  The object is to see whose balloon will stay in the air the longest.

This game may be played by individuals or competing couples.  Couples receive only one balloon for the two of them.

Defend and Destroy

Divide the group into two teams, one the destroyers and the other the defenders.  A balloon is tossed up between them.  The destroyers try to break the balloon by grabbing it, clapping their hands together on it or stepping on it, while the defenders attempt to protect it by batting it out of reach.  Record the time required by the destroyers to break the balloon.  When the balloon is broken, the defenders become destroyers.

Give each team three turns at destroying the balloon.  Add the times required by each team.  The team with the smallest total time wins.

Crows and Cranes

Have two goal lines about 15 to 20 meters apart.  Divide your group into equal teams, placing one team on each goal line.  A leader stands near the centre.

One team is called “Crows,” and the other “Cranes.”  At a given signal from the leader both teams start marching toward each other.  The leader will then cry “Cr-r-rows!” or he will cry “Cr-r-ranes!” Whichever team he calls must get back behind its goal without getting caught.

If he cries “Crows,” then the Cranes try to catch the Crows.  Everyone who is caught must go to the Crane’s side.  If he were to call “Cranes,” then the Crows would try to catch the Cranes, with the same misfortune befalling those who were captured.  To make the game more exciting the leader will occasionally give a false warning, using words like “crackers,” “crawfish,” etc.

Wheelbarrow Eat Race

Couples race “wheelbarrow” style. (Girls hold the guys’ feet, guys walk on their hands.) They race to a goal but they must eat their way along the race course.  Place jelly beans, marshmallows or peanuts along the trail.

Word People

Divide the group into teams of equal size.  Prepare ahead of time sets of letters of the alphabet on large cards that each team member hangs around his neck.  Each team should have identical sets of letters consisting of frequently used vowels and consonants, plus two or three rarely used letters such as Q, X or Z.  At a signal each team tries to form a crossword puzzle, using as many of the team members as possible within given time limit.

Each team should have a captain who directs his team and keeps order.  Award points for the team using the most of its members, the longest word or the most words.

Noughts and Crosses

Two equally divided teams are numbered off and face each other from left to right.  A Noughts and Crosses diagram is drawn on the floor between them and numbers are called.  When a number is called, that player from both teams runs to a square.  The first one to a square keeps it.  One team wins when it has a straight line of players.

Egg Fun

Hard-boil four eggs and leave one raw (total of five eggs).  Call up five boys.  Each chooses the egg he wants broken on top of his head.  One guy picks the raw egg and things get a little messy.  For best results have five girls stand behind the boys and at a signal all five break the eggs simultaneously on each boy’s head.  If you think this is too messy, poke a small hole in each end of the raw egg and blow the contents out.  Fill the egg with water by drawing water into it like a straw.  Cover each end where the holes are, and you’re in for a wet time.

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Have teams pick two members to do this one, a boy and a girl.  The boy will lie down on the ground on his back holding a plastic cup over his mouth facing up, and holding still.  The girl now has to stand with his head between her feet, her feet facing his shoulders.  She has to crack the egg, and let it fall from shoulder height into the cup on the boy’s mouth. Hopefully she aims right! The team with the egg in the cup wins.

Toilet paper Mummy

Each team is handed a roll of toilet paper and a person from each team is selected to be the mummy.  The team will take the paper and roll it around the mummy. The object is to wrap the mummy from his head to his feet without leaving any part of his body showing.  The best wrapped mummy wins.  Hint: It is best to start with the feet and work up to the waist, then the head.

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Word Search

Give each player a chapter in the Bible.  The leader calls out certain words.  The first one to find the word in his chapter gets 100 points for his team.  The game is finished after 10 words have been tossed out to the group.  The team with the highest number of points wins.

 
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